Status: Target met or exceeded

Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
7.7 percent (2020)

13.3 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

16.9 percent of persons with severe hemophilia had more than 4 joint bleeds in 2016

Reduce the proportion of persons with severe hemophilia who have more than 4 joint bleeds per year

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Hemophilia is a chronic bleeding disorder linked to high costs from hospitalizations, outpatient visits, treatments, and missed work and school. Joint bleeds are the leading cause of disability in people with hemophilia, and people with more joint bleeds are more likely to have joint damage. Preventive treatment can decrease joint bleeds and lower the risk of joint damage in young boys with severe hemophilia.

Topic:  Blood Disorders